F-35C To Lemoore

Posted 2 October 2014
Photo by Layne Laughter

The US Navy announced on 2 October 2014 its decision to base F-35C aircraft at NAS Lemoore, California, pending public comment and approval of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. A total of 100 F-35C aircraft in seven Navy Pacific Fleet squadrons (ten aircraft per squadron) and the Fleet Replacement Squadron (thirty aircraft) will be based at Lemoore beginning in 2016. All aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2028 timeframe. The Navy has determined that this basing plan best meets operational needs and, where feasible, minimizes potential environmental impacts. The 100 F-35C aircraft will replace seventy older F/A-18 Hornet fighters at the base near Fresno.

 More: http://www.public.navy.mil/usff/Pages/34-14.aspx



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